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Digital Spying

Over the past few decades, technology has changed the divorce process in unsettling ways. With apps and trackers revealing a spouse’s online and in-person activity, technology offers more transparency than ever. However, experts believe that “digital spying” is essentially stalking and should have legal and criminal repercussions. GPS trackers are among the most common digital » Read More

Attorney Lemega Named Rising Star for 2018

Our family law attorneys at Lyons & Associates, P.C. are proud to announce that one of our lawyers has been named a Rising Star for 2018 on behalf of Super Lawyers. Senior Associate Attorney, William P. Lemega, received this prestigious honor. Each year, Super Lawyers rewards lawyers in all 50 states and Washington D.C. who » Read More

Client Alert: Surrogacy Contracts

Certain Surrogacy Contracts May be Enforceable in New Jersey Upon the Passing of the NJGCAA New Jersey is in the final stages of passing the New Jersey Gestational Carrier Agreement Act (NJGCAA). A gestational carrier agreement is a written contract between a “gestational carrier” and an “intended parent.” The gestational carrier is a woman who » Read More

Can I Modify My Alimony Obligation?

If you have recently or not so recently entered into a divorce agreement that obligates you to pay a certain amount of alimony, you may find yourself in a bind should you no longer be able to meet your obligation. N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23 states that orders entered as to alimony “may be revised and altered by » Read More

Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse, such as threats of violence, verbal abuse, control, possessiveness, humiliation, and manipulation, is the underlying cause of many divorces. These behaviors may worsen when the abused spouse leaves or files for divorce. If you are the victim of domestic violence or you are in an emotionally abusive relationship, it is important to protect » Read More

Why should parties consider arbitration as an alternative to proceeding to trial in family law matters?

Many people often try to avoid going to trial for family law matters in light of the fact that trial is costly, family law topics are personal matters, and trial can take months, if not years. Arbitration is an alternative option to trial with many benefits, including the fact that they are able to have » Read More

Child Support Loophole for Gig Economy Workers

Withholding income is the most common method of collecting child support payments following a divorce. To avoid paying child support, individuals may attempt to hide their income. For workers in the gig economy, whereby companies contract with independent workers for short term and temporary positions, it may be much easier to evade child support obligations. » Read More

From White House to Your House

Job Implications When Accused of Abuse By Theresa Lyons Esq., M.S.W. White House Staffer Rob Porter was recently forced to resign amidst accusations that he abused two former spouses.  But it’s not just White House employees that face problems when accused of abuse.  Every day people are at risk of substantial job challenges as well.   » Read More

Is an Oral Agreement Enforceable When Divorcing?

As with anything that has to do with the law, the answer is yes and no depending on the circumstances.  It has long been recognized that settlement in litigation is favored by the courts and settlements that are fair and just are enforceable.  What happens if the parties agree orally to the essential terms but » Read More

Parental Alienation

Divorce can be a difficult time for couples that have children, especially if hard feelings exist between parents. Although many parents put aside their differences for the sake of their children and take measures for equal distribution of parenting time, animosity may result in parental alienation. While parental relationships can become strained during a divorce, » Read More

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